Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should deal with anger (and no, anger is not a sin)

Anger as a normal, healthy human emotion Anger is a normal human emotion and, in most cases, anger itself is not a sin. In fact, many times anger erupts from righteousness. For instance, many of us “blow our tops” when we witness someone being harmed or treated badly. Anger is…
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Ancient Texts

The complete history of Bible translations – how the Word was delivered from God to our modern-day bibles

The goal of Bible translators is to render the biblical texts from their original language, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, into a “receptor language” while preserving as much of the original meaning as possible. Translators use ancient manuscripts and earlier bible translations to accomplish their goal. Today the Bible has been…
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Ezekiel

The Fall of Jerusalem – God reveals the Judgement of Jerusalem’s leaders (Ezekiel 11:1 – 11:13)

After watching God’s glory move to the eastern gate of the temple, the Spirit lifted Ezekiel up and took him to the gate of the house of the Lord that faces east. At the entrance were 25 men. Among the men was Jaazaniah (son of Azzur) and Pelatiah (son of…
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Daniel

Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and earns his good graces (Daniel 2:19 – 2:49)

As the king was about to execute the wise men of Babylon, including Daniel and his friends (Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah), God revealed Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and its meaning to Daniel in a vision during the night. Daniel praised God and said: “Praise be to God forever; wisdom and power are…
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Ancient Texts

Which Bible translation is the most accurate? How bible translators interpret and convert ancient text to modern-day languages.

To understand biblical scripture, it is up to the reader to apply prior knowledge and common sense when reading the text. However, a common question on many reader’s minds is, “Which biblical translation is the most accurate?” In truth, it’s an impossible question to answer. To grasp why, you must…
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Modern Day Lessons

Ultimately, the ones who harm Christianity the most are… Christians – how hypocrisy works to destroy religion and faith.

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your…
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Modern Day Lessons

The commercialization of Christmas and the Christian dilemma – how you can oppose the commercialization of Christmas and keep Christmas Christ-centered.

It’s a dilemma that grows worse with each passing season – we want to celebrate the birth of our Savior but don’t appreciate the commercialization (or consumerism) of Christmas. We abhor the insolence and pressure of buying ever-more expensive gifts, “keeping up with the Joneses” when decorating our homes, and…
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Christian News

The Mark of the Beast and modern-day technology – did John envision NFC and RFID microchip implants?

Attempting to formulate a distinct interpretation of the book of Revelation's rich symbolism would be a grave mistake but people with logic-oriented minds can’t help puzzling through the various possibilities for each bewildering scenario that John describes. His narrative of the Mark of the Beast has always been especially perplexing.…
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Matthew

Under pressure from the Pharisees and accused of partnering with Beelzebub, Jesus delivers a stern warning against blasphemy (Matthew 12:22 – 12:37)

A demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus. Jesus healed the man returning his speech and eyesight. All of the people were astonished and said, “Could this really be the Son of David, the Messiah?” The Pharisees heard this and said, “It is only by Beelzebub…
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Genesis

Israel (Jacob) moves to Egypt to join Joseph – God’s plan in motion (Genesis 46:1 – 47:12)

Israel (Jacob) agreed to his son’s invitation to move to Egypt and began the journey to see Joseph. He and his family took everything they owned. When he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to God. God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I…
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